Aventine will continue its popular pop-up art series, Art a la Carte, with a second installment of the food-meets-art events on Saturday, May 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. On this evening, the art and food worlds will come together for Art a la Carte at the Aventine, home to Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House, The Melting Pot and Cafe Japengo. This event series is produced in partnership with ArtWalk San Diego, producer of San Diego’s original fine art festivals, including Mission Federal ArtWalk and ArtWalk @NTC Liberty Station.
Foodies and art lovers are invited to immerse themselves in San Diego’s thriving fine art and dining scene. The intimate street festival-inspired event will showcase the work of noted artists, performers and musicians. Patrons of the Aventine’s restaurants can stroll along the lifestyle center’s “restaurant row,” take in the sights and sounds and then stop in to the eateries throughout the night. Restaurant reservations are strongly recommended. Visit www.aventine.com for more information.
Featured Artists and Performers Include:
Tom Griesgraber—One of the few full-time Chapman Stick players in the world, his music and skill on his unusual 12-string guitar/bass/synth hybrid mesmerizes audiences and music industry pros alike.
Michael Sussna—A self-taught fractal fine artist whose images are filled with exquisite shapes and colorful profusion, and are held in private collections across the United States.
Jon Koehler—Creator of unique kinetic sculptures ranging in size from 30 inches to 30 feet tall, with exhibitions taking place domestically and internationally.
Pete Tillack—Australian-born artist who uses a technical analysis of contrast and monotone colors to dramatize the silhouettes and reflections of sunrises and sunsets.
Mark Jesinoski—An abstract painter who focuses on the theme of water as a metaphor for change.
Michael James Slattery—Photographer combining old camera techniques and archival printing methods with innovative light capturing technology to create “Luminous Views.”
About The Aventine
Aventine is an 11-acre upscale lifestyle and business complex that is home to the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency hotel, an 11-story LEED Platinum Certified office building, Truluck’s, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Cafe Japengo, The Melting Pot and state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, The Sporting Club. Built in 1990 by renowned architect Michael Graves, the Aventine boasts a post-modern design inspired by Italian silhouettes. Situated in the “Golden Triangle” between the I-5 and I-805 on La Jolla Village Drive, the Aventine enjoys a central location easily accessible to La Jolla, UTC and downtown San Diego. For more information, visit www.aventine.com or socialize with us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Mission Federal ArtWalk and ArtWalk San Diego
In its 29th year in 2013, Mission Federal ArtWalk is Southern California's largest fine art festival and takes place in April. With its backdrop of San Diego's hip and historic Little Italy neighborhood, ArtWalk marks the arrival of Spring each year as it fills the streets with more than 350 visual artists, 30-plus performance troupes and interactive art activities for families at KidsWalk. Mission Federal ArtWalk is free to attendees. www.missionfederalartwalk.org
Formerly known as ArtWalk on the Bay, ArtWalk @NTC takes place in a stunning park setting at NTC Liberty Station in late August. The festival celebrates both visual and performing arts in the historic and lovely setting of NTC's Ingram Plaza. More than 160 visual artists, a full musical performance lineup and art for families are in store for attendees of the free public festival. www.artwalksandiego.org/ntc